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What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose: Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdoses can be treated by holding the medication, giving an antidote called protamine, transfusing blood products as needed, and using agents to promote blood clotting (anti-fibrinolytic agents, recombinant factor fvii, etc.). ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood ...Read more


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Heard that therapy needs to start immediately when stable after a stroke. Why? What if therapists don't come for 2-5 days despite being ordered?

Heard that therapy needs to start immediately when stable after a stroke. Why? What if therapists don't come for 2-5 days despite being ordered?

Stroke: A 2-5 day delay wont affect overall outcome stroke recovery is a long process, what type of therapy what type of stroke outcome is driven by what part of brain was injured and how much and your healing and ability to adapt much of the medical stroke rehab literature suffers from selection bias thankfully things get better with time and or therapy. My opinion sorry for your troubles. ...Read more

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Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

They can: If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.5 hours in certain cases. After this intra. ...Read more

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What does home-based stroke therapy involve?

What does home-based stroke therapy involve?

Many things: You can have people come in for physical and occupational therapy. Careful attention to positioning and skin breakdown. Nutrition supplementation; socialization. ...Read more

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What is rescue therapy in regards to stroke, and who qualifies for this ?

Aspirin and tPA (alteplase): At the first sign of stroke immediately take 325 mg of Aspirin (unless allergic), then call 911--go to hospital asap. If your symptoms are present for less than 3 hours, you may qualify for IV infusion of tpa (alteplase), (alteplase) a "clot buster". There is controversy over how long from the onset of symptoms to infusion of tpa (alteplase) is acceptable. It may be as long as 4.5 hours. ...Read more

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What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech. Speech therapy's call is to help a stroke patient to recover some of the above functions. A licensed speech therapist will work with such a patient by teaching him to use his tongue and throat muscles to be able to swallow safely and regain speech. ...Read more

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What should be the role of antiplatelet therapy in stroke?

Secondary prevention: Antiplatelet therapy is indicated for secondary stroke prevention in both large and small vessel disease. This would include carotid artery, vertebrobasilar arteries, and the intracranial arteries. Current recommendations are for single agent therapy, but patients should be tested periodically with platelet aggregation tests to determine drug efficacy. No indications for primary prevention. ...Read more

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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is therapy for stroke patients called?

Stroke: Stroke rehabilitation program - can involve - physical, manipulative, speech etc.. ...Read more

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Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Hyper-baric oxygen: We use for ischemic limbs to prevent amputation, and find some utility in bad infections. Some research has been done in stroke, and occasional acute cases have responded, but oxygen treatment for stroke remains controversial and so far, not in main stream. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Lovenox (Definition)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more